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Mirvutil and perm limit for user volume

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Mirvutil and perm limit for user volume

What is the problem with my ALTERVOL command?
Where to get the latest manual that includes error 57?

PUB:volutil

Mirvutil A.75.01, (C) Hewlett-Packard Co., 1991. All Rights Reserved.

volutil: altervol UVSB:member81 100
*Note: The TRANS parameter (maximum transient space) was ommitted.
*Verify: Set maximum PERMANENT to 100% and maximum TRANSIENT to 100% [Y/N] ?y
*Error: Invalid space limit was detected.
Secondary Storage Management message 6

volutil: altervol UVSB:member81 100 0
*Verify: Set maximum PERMANENT to 100% and maximum TRANSIENT to 0% [Y/N] ?Y
*Error: Invalid space limit was detected.
Secondary Storage Management message 6

volutil: altervol UVSB:member81 99 0
*Error: Invalid permanent and transient space combination. (volutil 57)

volutil: altervol UVSB:member81 99 1
*Verify: Set maximum PERMANENT to 99% and maximum TRANSIENT to 1% [Y/N] ?y
volutil:

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Trusted Contributor [Founder]

Re: Mirvutil and perm limit for user volume

Fred,

as far as I recall, the Error "invalid space limit was detected" results if you attempt to set a limit that conflicts with the present disk allocation.

For example, if the disk already has 10% permanent space in use, it rejects a 100% transient limit change. (even though transient space is not really meaningful for user volumes ;-)

I suspect that this also rejects the 0% limit, because the special value 0 did cause some issues in the past.

The error message "invalid permanent and transient space combination" is most likely because the sum of both should not be below 100%.

Lars.
see www.google.com/search?q=lars+appel
Honored Contributor [Founder]

Re: Mirvutil and perm limit for user volume

Hello Fred,

Is the disc member81 an 36GB disc? if so, it is a know problem that altervol fails on 36GB disc.

A workaround is to use volutil:newvol to alter the perm/tran value.

There is also a binary patch workaround also which is memory resident code, so this patch will not survive a re-boot, but it
is a quick and dirty way of doing the altervol using debug.

If you are interested to the binary patch workaround, please log a call to the HP Response Center.

The error "(volutil 57)" occurs because the total % (perm+tran) is not equal or exceeding 100%. This error occurs regardless of the disc size.
King is the customer!
Trusted Contributor [Founder]

Re: Mirvutil and perm limit for user volume

That's correct, MEMBER81 is a 36GB disk